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“Ask for help now if you think you’ll need it this Christmas,” say councils.

“Ask for help now if you think you’ll need it this Christmas,” say councils.

With food banks and other support organisations running reduced or limited services over the Christmas period, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are urging residents to think ahead and get in touch now if they'll need help with food or essential supplies.

The councils' own Community Hub will be running a limited service and wants to make sure families like Andrew's do not suffer... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 13:12 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Charity, Community, News

Reduce, reuse, recycle…and re-gift too this Christmas

Reduce, reuse, recycle…and re-gift too this Christmas

No matter how you are planning on celebrating Christmas this year, one online tool is likely to prove invaluable when it comes to dealing with the aftermath.

Whether you're trying to find out what to do with unwanted gifts, discarded Christmas trees, or leftover food, Oxfordshire County Council's Waste Wizard, and other sources of advice, will tell you all you need to know about how to dispose of it.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 13:59 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, Litter, News, SODC, Waste & Recycling

Households across Oxfordshire will be asked to take part in Census 2021 this spring

Households across Oxfordshire will be asked to take part in Census 2021 this spring

Households across Oxfordshire will be asked to take part in Census 2021 this spring.

The Census, run by the Office for National Statistics, is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every ten years since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

This year, for the first time, the Census will be digital... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 14:05 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News, SODC

Ridgeway visitors urged not to damage historic route

Ridgeway visitors urged not to damage historic route

Visitors to the Ridgeway National Trail in the south of Oxfordshire are being urged not to drive or park where they are not allowed, following an increase in reports of damage to the ancient trackway.

An increase in visitor numbers is expected over the Christmas holiday period at the historic trail, as families head for the popular walking route. It comes at a time when the trail is already busier than... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 12:58 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News

Didcot Town Council Awards 2020

Didcot Town Council Awards 2020

Congratulations to all nominated for our 2020 Town Awards.

The winners are announced in this virtual awards video along with performances from singer Maya Dodkins and Bernadine Soul School of Dance.

Click here to view the awards.

Stay safe and thank you for watching.

Posted: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 18:54 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Charity, Community, Events, News

An important statement from the Leader of Didcot Town Council regarding the Willowbrook Leisure Centre.

Please follow the link to read an important statement from the Leader of Didcot Town Council regarding the Willowbrook Leisure Centre

Posted: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 16:13 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News, meeting

People urged to support local traders in the Vale and South Oxfordshire as councils confirm free parking days in the run up to Christmas

People urged to support local traders in the Vale and South Oxfordshire as councils confirm free parking days in the run up to Christmas

People in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire can park for free on specific days this December and are being urged to use this opportunity to support their local shops and cafes in the run up to Christmas.

Each year Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils provide free parking days during December to help encourage people to shop locally for their Christmas presents.

With... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:38 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News, SODC, Traffic

Citizens Advice can guide you through a claim for benefits

Citizens Advice can guide you through a claim for benefits

As the cold weather closes in with biting frosts and long, depressing hours of darkness, the

combined effects of the pandemic and financial problems threaten to drive us into a pit of total despondency. But if lack of money is your problem, take heart because there could be a way to take control of the situation: you might be entitled to receive benefits and Citizens Advice can help you all the way.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:33 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Charity, Community, News

Friends Against Scams

Friends Against Scams

Scams come in many different forms, including email, post, telephone or in person by someone making false promises in an attempt to scam potential victims out of their money. There are many of these sorts of scams but some of the most common are fake lotteries, deceptive prize draws or sweepstakes, clairvoyants, computer scams, and romance scams.

Have a look at the information from National Trading... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 10:35 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News

Residents Sounding Board - get involved!

Residents Sounding Board - get involved!

On Monday 30 November from 5.30pm to 7pm, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be holding their first-ever sounding board for residents and community organisations within Didcot Garden Town.

You can register to attend and participate in the virtual event, by signing up here.

For those who are interested to speak at the sounding board, make sure you follow the options on the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:34 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News, Planning, SODC